Obama Versus the Strawmen Posted By Rich Baehr URL to article:   The president’s poll numbers are in the doldrums, and they will likely get a modest boost from his speech [1] tonight to a joint session of Congress, announcing the American Jobs Act. But to preserve his job next November, which has always […]

KYLE-ANNE SHRIVER: BRAVO, RICK PERRY: “PONZI SCHEME” TALK IS LEADERSHIP Bravo, Rick Perry: ‘Ponzi Scheme’ Talk Is Leadership According to the commentariat, Governor Rick Perry has stepped into a pile of electoral cow manure. Perry had the unrivaled gall to tell the truth about Social Security — that the program is, by design, a Ponzi scheme. As President Eloquent might say, the talking heads […]

IMAM FEISAL ABDUL RAUF: A CALL TO RELIGIOUS MODERATES….OUTRAGEOUS IS THIS WHAT THE WSJ THINKS IS APPROPRIATE ON THE EVEN OF THE ANNIVERSARY OF 9?11? THEY SHOULD BE ASHAMED!!!RSK Fox News host Bill O’Reilly was right when he insisted that Abders Behring Breivik, who committed mass murders in Norway in July, is not a Christian. Even though Breivik referred to himself often as […]


Islamist Sleeper Cells Proliferating in Germany The number of potential Islamic terrorists currently living in Germany has jumped to around 1,000, according to new information provided by the German Interior Ministry. Many of these home-grown Islamic radicals are apparently socially alienated Muslim youths who are being inflamed by German-language Islamist propaganda that promotes hatred […]

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It is something to have gone 10 years without an Islamic attack of similarly gigantic proportions to those of Sept. 11, 2001, but it is not enough. That’s because the decade we look back on is marked by a specifically Islamic brand of security from jihad. It was a security bought by the Bush and Obama administrations’ policies of appeasement based in apology for, and irrational denial of, Islam’s war doctrine, its anti-liberty laws and its non-Western customs. As a result of this policy of appeasement — submission — we now stand poised on the brink of a golden age.

Tragically for freedom of speech, conscience and equality before the law, however, it is an Islamic golden age. It’s not just the post-9/11 rush into Western society of Islamic tenets and traditions on everything from law to finance to diet that has heralded this golden age, although that’s part of it. More important is the fact that our central institutions have actively primed themselves for it, having absorbed and implemented the central codes of Islam in the years since the 9/11 attacks, exactly as the jihadists hoped and schemed.

There is a brand of Republican who looks at President Obama’s vulnerability on the economy and says “go for it.” They argue that the overriding issue of the campaign should be jobs — and that everything else should be a distant second.

There is another kind of Republican who sees the 2012 election as a tipping point for the nation — a do or die moment when we will either pull back from the precipice of debt and national decline or fall off the edge. This second brand of Republican is hoping that a candidate will emerge who can lay before the American people the nature of the challenge we face in a direct and forthright way. If a campaign is run and won on the need to reform our obese government, the new president will have a mandate to take the necessary steps, once in office.

After Wednesday’s Republican debate, it seems that Romney represents the first group, and Perry stands for the second.


The post-9/11 problem isn’t whether we’ll forget. The problem is: Will we ever learn? Are your kids learning the right lessons about 9/11? Ten years after Osama bin Laden’s henchmen murdered thousands of innocents on American soil, too many children have been spoon-fed the thin gruel of progressive political correctness over the stiff antidote […]

WES PRUDEN:WHEN GOOD NEWS IS MOSTLY BAD Americans are always impatient with presidential candidates who speak only ideology, and that’s good news for Barack Obama. But they’re even more impatient with incompetence. That’s bad news for the president. News of the economy, on which the presidential election will turn, gets darker and drearier. The polls measuring the president’s approval continue to […]

Arms smuggling explodes across Egypt-Libya border Mohannad Sabry | McClatchy Newspapers

SALLOUM, Egypt — The NATO-backed war in Libya has turned this ramshackle Egyptian border town into a multimillion-dollar smuggling hub, with at least two huge shipments of weapons seized in recent weeks and many more loads passing into Egypt undetected, smugglers and military officials say.

Egypt’s interim military rulers say they’re cracking down on the porous border, but residents and smugglers say the authorities are undermined by border agents, customs officials and even some military officers who accept bribes to turn a blind eye to the illegal shipments.


Peter Ferrara is Senior Fellow at the Carleson Center for Public Policy, Director of Entitlement and Budget Policy for the Heartland Institute, and General Counsel of the American Civil Rights Union. He served in the White House Office of Policy Development under President Reagan, and as Associate Deputy Attorney General of the United States under the first President Bush. He is the author of America’s Ticking Bankruptcy Bomb, now available from HarperCollins.

The theory that human activity is causing potentially catastrophic global warming is not science. It is politics, driven by special interests with ideological, political and economic stakes in the theory.

For environmentalists, global warming corresponds with the authoritarian goal at the core of their movement: repeal of the industrial revolution (which President Obama’s EPA has begun to implement). For governments, it presents an opportunity to vastly expand their power and control through taxes, regulation and bureaucracy.